"Star" - Christchurch - May
1900 - Snippets
Friday 4 May 1900 page 3
Death of a New Zealander - PARKER
A cable message has been received by his parents announcing that James
Herbert Parker, who was a member of the 2nd NZ Contingent, was killed
action in South Africa. Parker was 27 years of age &
was a Lieutenant in the Hampden Rifles. He was a nephew of Lord
Kitchener, and recently
obtained a transfer to Kitchener's Light Horse, in which he obtained the rank of Lieutenant.
Monday 7 May 1900 page 3
Hawera - Inquest - STANLEY
Rowena Caroline Stanley, age 27, a married woman, was badly
burned on the upper part of her body, through accidental ignition of a
turpentine & beeswax, on April 20th. She lingered in
great pain until Saturday night, when she died. At an inquest
held today, a verdict of
accidental death was returned.
Tuesday 8 May 1900 page 3
Auckland - Obituary - CLARKE
The death is announced of Mr J. Friar Clarke, age 59, a member of the Auckland Stockbrokers Association.
Wednesday 9 May 1900 page 3
Dunedin - Obituary - DALGLEISH
Mr Dalgleish, goldfields warden, died at Naseby this morning, after a short illness.
Saturday 12 May 1900
Obituary - Christchurch - Lady HALL
The many Friends of Sir John Hall will regret to hear that Lady Hall
died at her town residence Park Tce, Christchurch, this morning.
The deceased Lady
had been in a precarious state of health for some time,
and her death was not unexpected by her friends. She had endeared
herself to a large circle of
friends by her genial disposition,
and was always foremost in doing anything for the alleviation of the
poor and suffering. The funeral will take place at
the Hororata Cemetery
on Tuesday, and a special train will leave Christchurch Station for
Coalgate at 9am on that day. Persons wishing to go from
Christchurch should leave word at the Rink
Stables by 1pm on Monday in order that sufficient conveyances may be
sent on to Coalgate to take them
to Hororata. Lady Hall was in
her 71st year. Sir John Hall and three sons and one
daughter (Mrs J.C. Wilson) of Culverden are left to mourn their
Friday 16 May 1890 page 3
Invercargill - Death - GRAY
James Gray a shoemaker at East Invercargill, was found dead in a chair
this afternoon, in his own house. The deceased was an old
resident and much
respected. He was a native of Ayreshire, and aged 71
years. He had not been known to be suffering from any disease
lately, to cause sudden death.
Saturday 17 May 1890 page 3
North Canterbury - Sudden Death - ALEXANDER page 3
A lad named James Alexander, aged 16, son of Mr A Alexander
of Woolston, died last night at Mr S.Horrel's farm,
Woodend. Dr Weld who had
attended him, stated that he could not give a certificate as to
the cause of death, and suggested a post mortem examination.
Addington railway accident - GROVES
A lengthy column about the contraction of the adjourned inquest into the death of Henry Groves at Addington railway.
Christchurch death - STANLEY
William Stanley died in hospital yesterday, under circumstances
which will necessitate an inquest. ----------
lots more He was a man of about 50
years of age, many years
employed as a reporter of the Telegraph newspaper. He lived in
St.Albans and had no known relatives in the Colony.
Lyttelton - Flags Half Mast - Brothers FITZGERALD
The flags in the shipping and places of business in Lyttelton were
lowered to half mast this morning as a token of respect to the memory
of the Brothers
Fitzgerald. Late Captain & Chief
Officer of the schooner Maud Graham, who were drowned from that
vessel.article at left hand bottom of page 3
Lost Overboard - FITZGERALD
Brothers Captain Fitzgerald were blown overboard on
the schooner Maud Graham bound for Auckland from Lyttelton.
a long column on right hand bottom of page 3
Monday 19 May 1890 page 3
Inquest - George Francis HEATH
------------- lots more The jury returned a verdict of accidently killed.
Inquest - William STANLEY -
an inquest on William Stanley who died in the Hospital on Friday
evening, was held at 5pm on Saturday.
------- lots more
returned a verdict, death from natural causes.
Auckland - John CASTLE
A resident of Avondale, named John Castle, formerly of the West
Coast, died suddenly yesterday from the bursting of a blood
Wednesday 21 May 1890 page 3
Christchurch - Sudden death - MAULTSAID
About half past seven o'clock this morning a male child named
Maultsaid, five months old, was found dead in bed, at the house of its
22 Gloucester St. Linwood. It had been suffering from
whooping cough for about 5 weeks --------
there is lots more.
Thursday 22 May 1890 page 3
Inquest - child MAULTSAID
An inquest on the little child Maultsaid, who died suddenly at Linwood,
yesterday, was held before Mr R. Beetham, and a coroners jury yesterday
afternoon. The medical evidence showed that death had been caused
by acute laryngitis, and a verdict to that effect was returned.
Monday 26 May 1890 page 3
Volunteer Funeral - HUMPHREYS
Mr F. Humphreys, who died from the effects of an accident on Sunday,
was a first class Sergeant of the Rangiora Rifles and
consequently he would
be buried with military honours. Deceased was a member of the fine Rifle
Corps that existed in the early days at Rangiora and always took much
Fatality at Mt. Grey, North Canterbury - HARVEY
Shortly before 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, young man named Harris
from the North Loburn district informed the Rangiora Police that Thomas
HARVEY, Manager of Mr Stuart's farm, near the Grey
River, had been accidently shot dead whilst out in the bush at
the foot of Mt. Grey, He was
about 32 years of age, leaves a wife
and 6 children, the youngest 6 mths. .-------------------
is one and half columns long
Inquest - Mrs Annie GILL
An inquest was held at the house of mr Patrick Gill, farmer, of
Rolleston, yesterday, into the cause of death of his wife Mrs
Annie Gill. The evidence
showed that she complained of feeling
unwell while preparing supper on Sat. night and died shortly
afterwards. --------- lots more. deceased was
suffering from heart disease. Death from natural causes.
Rangiora - HUMPHREYS
On Saturday evening an accident happened to Mr Frank Humphreys, senior,
of Rangiora, which terminated fatally yesterday.
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He leaves a wife and grown up family, the majority of whom are married. An inquest will be held today.
Tuesday 27 May 1890 page 3
Killed on a Tramway - MILNER
A boy about 12 years of age met instantaneous death, by a tram
accident on the Ferry Road, near St. Peters Church. The deceased
named Hugh Milner,
a son of Mr Edward Milner, wheelwright, Sydenham,
fell off the platform of the first car. --------- lots more.
Wednesday 28 May 1890 page 3
Christchurch - sudden death - CREWES
Yesterday afternoon a child named Sydney George Crewes, two years
and four months old, son of Rev. J. Crewes, died rather suddenly
at his Father's
residence. Simmons St. Addington, -
-------------------------- lots more It was decided
to hold an inquest.
Richmond, Christchurch - LEWIS
An elderly man named George Lewis, sixty-seven years of age, died
suddenly at his res. London St. Christchurch, yesterday evening.
An inquest was
fixed for today.
Inquest - Christchurch - MILNER
An inquest into the cause of death of Uriah Milner was held at
Lancaster Park Hotel at 4-30pm yesterday.
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The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death"
Thursday 29 May 1890 page 3
Fatal accident - Waipawa - LARSEN
At the inquest on Taunt Larsen found dead between Takapau and
Norsewood, the evidence showed that deceased was thrown from his horse
some yards. He had been drinking, but not excessively. The verdict was accidently killed by falling from a horse.
Funeral of a Cadet - MILNER
About a hundred members of the Queens Cadets assembled at their
Drillshed, South Belt, this afternoon under Sergeant-Major LINN, for
purpose of attending the funeral of their late comrade, Uriah
MILNER, who lost his life by a tram accident on Monday. They
marched to the
residence of the deceased's parents on the Gasworks Road and then
proceeded the cortege to the Woolston Cemetery, where the internment
Saturday 31 May 1890 page 3
Obituary - A.H. CUNNINGHAM
One by one the early settlers of Canterbury, those who have had to bear
the burden of colonization- are passing away to their last resting
At an early hour this morning, Mr Andrew Hunter Cunningham of
Rangiora, died after a long illness, at a venerable age.
He was born in Worcestershire, trained as a school teacher till 1859
then sailed for NZ. -- surviving son Mr C.A.Cunningham an Officer
of the Sheep Dep
Death - FEREDAY
We regret to announce the death of Mrs R.W. Fereday, who died at her
res. in Fendalton at 5am. aged 54 years. ------------------------
She was Secretary of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Inquest - Waipawa - WOOLLERTON
An inquest was held today at Waipukurau on the body of W. Woollerton,
who was brought to the Hospital yesterday and died soon
inquest was adjourned for a week for further evidence.
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